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The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday denied reports that it has scrapped plans to carry out rabies experiment on live animals, including dogs.
Singapore dengue researchers have made a key breakthrough in the race to find a working vaccine.
Chinese scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a new bird flu strain is sometimes able to spread from person to person, but they are emphasizing that the virus still does not transmit easily.
An outbreak of low pathogenic H5N3 bird flu has been detected on a duck farm in the eastern county of Hualien, the first occurrence of the virus strain in Taiwan.
Vaccines ensure rabies won't jump to humans: CDC
There will be no human rabies outbreak because the government has prepared ample vaccines, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) chief Chang Feng-yee (張峰義).
Over 1,000 rat traps will be set up citywide after a house shrew, a type of rodent, tested positive for rabies, Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reported yesterday.
The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) reported the first death caused by enterovirus yesterday, the first victim being a month-old infant.
Pets in mountain areas to get free rabies vaccines
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday announced that all pets in mountainous areas will be eligible to receive free rabies vaccinations, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday that Taiwan's supplies of rabies vaccine are sufficient but that it will continue to purchase more as a part of efforts to control the disease that has recently resurfaced in the country.
A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a U.S. kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.
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